MC Jessy’s political career has been temporarily halted even before it formally begins.
On Wednesday, Deputy President William Ruto announced the renowned comedian, whose real name is Jasper Muthomi, had agreed on a deal not to contest in the August 2022 polls.
MC Jessy (Jasper Muthomi) will join the presidential campaign team after postponing his parliamentary bid in favor of Mwiti Kathaara for the South Imenti Seat. pic.twitter.com/WQkwImMqvp
— William Samoei Ruto, PhD (@WilliamsRuto) April 13, 2022
Ruto clarified that the media personality had accepted to step down for his opponent namely Mwiti Kathaara in the battle for the Imenti South constituency seat in a negotiated democracy format and will in turn join his presidential campaign team.
The aspirants were eyeing the seat on a United Democratic Alliance (UDA) ticket, a political outfit associated with the DP.
MC Jessy joined UDA in February after a successful career on the entertainment scene spanning over a decade whose highlight was the rib-cracking jokes on the Churchill Show comedy series.
“The ground work that has been done has landed on the side of winning team,” he said at the time.
He is yet to formally comment on the move even as Kenyans shared their thoughts on social media.
Deputy President amepanga MC Jessy!
Politics is NOT comedy
— Ephantus Official, EWS (@ephantus_tech) April 13, 2022
In just three months, MC Jessy has cracked jokes on Churchill Show, boarded Kirauti Murungi’s Mbus Party, alighted at South Imenti Stage, joined UDA Party, vied for MP, stepped down from race, and will now be writing jokes for Itumbi to tweet. Of this earth meeting has defeated.
— Gabriel Oguda (@gabrieloguda) April 13, 2022
Comedian Jasper muthomi popularly known as MC Jessy dropping his South Imenti parliamentary bid in favour of Mwiti Kathaara and joining DP Ruto’s presidential campaign team may look like a joke right now but it will solidify Mwiti’s influence. This is Chess not Checkers.
— BRAVIN YURI (@BravinYuri) April 13, 2022
Kwani IMENTI south has refused MC Jessy or people there don’t entertain jokes and comedy? Anyway, let him join the WSR Presidential campaign team as the MC.
— Kawangware Finest™️ (Moturi) 🇰🇪 (@cbs_ke) April 13, 2022
“Presidential campaign team” ni consolation. MC Jessy ameoshwa from bottom up amempangwa as the comedian for the campaign trail hivyo tu more tears from UDA
— Madoka Kibet™🇰🇪 (@Madoka_Ke) April 13, 2022
MC Jessy forced out of UDA nominations for South Imenti Parliamentary seat. The party asks him to continue entertaining them but in Churchill Show🤣🤣🤣🤣@MuruguKaritu
— NG’ENDO MURUGU (@MRSMuruguK) April 13, 2022
Hoping to unseat the current Mp Kathuri Murugi, Mwiti Kathaara will contest against Gideon Kimathi.